Dewi Ria Utari


She was born in Jepara (Aug 15, 1977), and currently lives in Jakarta

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Also known as Fransisca Dewi Ria Utari. A simple writer who try to catch a glimpse of the world into her writing. A dance enthusiast especially for Pina Bausch’s works and contemporary dance.

She began writing short stories in 2003. Her stories have been published in Djakarta, A+, Spice, Media Indonesia, Koran Tempo, and Kompas, and have appeared in anthologies such as Ripin: Kompas Selected Short Stories 2005–2006; Pena Kencana Literary Award 2008; and Cinta di atas Perahu Cadik: Kompas Selected Short Stories 2007. Her novel, Rumah Hujan, was published in 2016 by Gramedia. Dewi currently is the Editor in Chief for Sarasvati, an art and lifestyle magazine.


“Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
Smokol: Cerpen Kompas Pilihan 2008
Collection of Short Stories
169 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas

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